Therapists in T4C

Photo of Sheena Shilton, Registered Psychotherapist in T4C, AB
Sheena Shilton
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CAC II
Verified
Cochrane, AB T4C
Shilton Therapy strive to help achieve a common goal in relationships, work, mental health, addictions and the impact of these in daily life. We are committed to helping achieve a balance in daily life, with overcoming hardships and unforeseen circumstances, through a therapeutic process. Exploring in sessions involves aiding individuals in solving their real-life problems and teaching them to modify their distorted thinking, dysfunctional behavior, and distressing affect. A developmental framework is used to understand how life events and experiences led to the development of core beliefs, underlying assumptions, and coping strategies, particularly in clients with mental health concerns and addictions.
Shilton Therapy strive to help achieve a common goal in relationships, work, mental health, addictions and the impact of these in daily life. We are committed to helping achieve a balance in daily life, with overcoming hardships and unforeseen circumstances, through a therapeutic process. Exploring in sessions involves aiding individuals in solving their real-life problems and teaching them to modify their distorted thinking, dysfunctional behavior, and distressing affect. A developmental framework is used to understand how life events and experiences led to the development of core beliefs, underlying assumptions, and coping strategies, particularly in clients with mental health concerns and addictions.
(587) 907-4929 View (587) 907-4929
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Emily Carter-Tivendale
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cochrane, AB T4C
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist who has training and experience working particularly with adolescents (12-18) and adults, as well as children (5-12). I believe therapy can be helpful for anyone, even if they are unsure where to start. I utilize a variety of therapeutic interventions and techniques to help individuals identify and manage their emotions or challenges. Clients may seek therapy for help with anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, anger or behavioural problems, emotion regulation challenges, relationship or familial conflict, life transitions, or grief and bereavement, to name a few.
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist who has training and experience working particularly with adolescents (12-18) and adults, as well as children (5-12). I believe therapy can be helpful for anyone, even if they are unsure where to start. I utilize a variety of therapeutic interventions and techniques to help individuals identify and manage their emotions or challenges. Clients may seek therapy for help with anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, anger or behavioural problems, emotion regulation challenges, relationship or familial conflict, life transitions, or grief and bereavement, to name a few.
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Cochrane Counselling Services
Psychologist, M, Sc
Verified
Cochrane, AB T4C
Not accepting new clients
The setbacks in our lives can be anticipated (and dreaded) or unexpected and sudden. Huge or small, they are always painful. In any case, feeling temporarily stuck, scared, paralyzed or resentful is a normal response to an abnormal situation. If it persists, however, it can cause big problems for us or our relationships, work, family life and health. In such cases, I invite you to come and discuss your troubles with me, a neutral outsider with no hidden agenda who is able to explore a wide range of options and help you move towards where you would rather be.
The setbacks in our lives can be anticipated (and dreaded) or unexpected and sudden. Huge or small, they are always painful. In any case, feeling temporarily stuck, scared, paralyzed or resentful is a normal response to an abnormal situation. If it persists, however, it can cause big problems for us or our relationships, work, family life and health. In such cases, I invite you to come and discuss your troubles with me, a neutral outsider with no hidden agenda who is able to explore a wide range of options and help you move towards where you would rather be.
(403) 800-0767 View (403) 800-0767
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Emerson Tanney
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MA, CCC
Verified
Cochrane, AB T4C
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist who has training and experience working with children (5-12), adolescents (12-18) and adults. I utilise a variety of therapeutic interventions and skill-building techniques to help individuals manage and overcome their challenges. Some of these include anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, anger, behavioural issues, abuse, emotional disturbance, family conflict, grief, relationship issues and life transitions. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients make sense of their world through meaning.
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist who has training and experience working with children (5-12), adolescents (12-18) and adults. I utilise a variety of therapeutic interventions and skill-building techniques to help individuals manage and overcome their challenges. Some of these include anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, anger, behavioural issues, abuse, emotional disturbance, family conflict, grief, relationship issues and life transitions. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients make sense of their world through meaning.
(587) 907-5141 View (587) 907-5141
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Lindsay Nordlof
Psychologist, MC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Cochrane, AB T4C  (Online Only)
Lindsay is a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta and a Registered Clinical Counsellor in the province of British Columbia. Lindsay is also available to provide telepsychology services to residents of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as per their regulatory boards. She provides comprehensive counselling to adolescents, adults, and couples affected by a wide variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, substance use and addictions, and relationship difficulties.
Lindsay is a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta and a Registered Clinical Counsellor in the province of British Columbia. Lindsay is also available to provide telepsychology services to residents of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as per their regulatory boards. She provides comprehensive counselling to adolescents, adults, and couples affected by a wide variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, substance use and addictions, and relationship difficulties.
(587) 602-2897 View (587) 602-2897
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Tara Lee Perry
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Cochrane, AB T4C
Prioritizing our own well-being and actively taking steps to support our own health and happiness is one of the hardest, and most important things we’ll ever do. Whether you find yourself grieving a significant loss, processing a difficult life change, or wanting to explore a different way of relating to yourself and your past experiences. The decision to seek help is a powerful step in this journey. I’m Tara, a therapist with over 25 years of experience dedicated to a holistic, wellness-centric approach to mental health.
Prioritizing our own well-being and actively taking steps to support our own health and happiness is one of the hardest, and most important things we’ll ever do. Whether you find yourself grieving a significant loss, processing a difficult life change, or wanting to explore a different way of relating to yourself and your past experiences. The decision to seek help is a powerful step in this journey. I’m Tara, a therapist with over 25 years of experience dedicated to a holistic, wellness-centric approach to mental health.
(587) 853-0062 View (587) 853-0062
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Justine VanderWijn
Pre-Licensed Professional, MC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cochrane, AB T4C
Justine believes that mental health is essential for wellness within ourselves and in all of our relationships. She is passionate about building client centred therapeutic relationships in which people feel safe, included, respected, and empowered. Justine has a wide range of work experience using art, storytelling, and music to promote wellness in the lives of children, youth, adults, and communities at large. She likes to explore how our social contexts affect the stories we tell and the choices we make. Justine can work with you through grief, stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, ADHD, trauma, identity issues, and more.
Justine believes that mental health is essential for wellness within ourselves and in all of our relationships. She is passionate about building client centred therapeutic relationships in which people feel safe, included, respected, and empowered. Justine has a wide range of work experience using art, storytelling, and music to promote wellness in the lives of children, youth, adults, and communities at large. She likes to explore how our social contexts affect the stories we tell and the choices we make. Justine can work with you through grief, stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, ADHD, trauma, identity issues, and more.
(587) 816-2395 View (587) 816-2395
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Aspen Psychology
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych, CPT-S, RPT-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cochrane, AB T4C
We practice using a cutting edge model of therapy designed to re-pattern the disorganization in the lower brain centers, which helps get to the heart of the healing process for clients. Life presents us with many challenges and we believe we all deserve to have someone in our corner. I truly believe in the importance of working collaboratively.
We practice using a cutting edge model of therapy designed to re-pattern the disorganization in the lower brain centers, which helps get to the heart of the healing process for clients. Life presents us with many challenges and we believe we all deserve to have someone in our corner. I truly believe in the importance of working collaboratively.
(587) 210-8309 View (587) 210-8309
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Tessa Wihak
Psychologist, BA, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cochrane, AB T4C
I have extensive experience working with families impacted by neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders. A strong interest of mine is supporting neurodiverse children and their families in the areas of social, emotional, and behavioural regulation and skills development. To best support my clients, I am trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBCT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing, feedback-informed treatment, family systems, solution-focused (SFBT) and psychological assessments.
I have extensive experience working with families impacted by neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders. A strong interest of mine is supporting neurodiverse children and their families in the areas of social, emotional, and behavioural regulation and skills development. To best support my clients, I am trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBCT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing, feedback-informed treatment, family systems, solution-focused (SFBT) and psychological assessments.
(587) 871-5376 View (587) 871-5376
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Frank McGrath
Psychologist, BSc, MSc, PhD
Verified
Cochrane, AB T4C
Dr. McGrath believes we all have the ability to solve our problems. We may feel ‘stuck’ from past traumas or stresses or overwhelmed by present events. When we experience stress or trauma, it can be difficult to access these solutions because we are weighed down by our emotions. At Healing Change Centre, Dr. McGrath’s role is to facilitate finding solutions during a crisis so that people know ‘they can get through tomorrow’. He also aids his clients in becoming more aware of their emotions and expressing them in a different way, so they have the ability to stay connected.
Dr. McGrath believes we all have the ability to solve our problems. We may feel ‘stuck’ from past traumas or stresses or overwhelmed by present events. When we experience stress or trauma, it can be difficult to access these solutions because we are weighed down by our emotions. At Healing Change Centre, Dr. McGrath’s role is to facilitate finding solutions during a crisis so that people know ‘they can get through tomorrow’. He also aids his clients in becoming more aware of their emotions and expressing them in a different way, so they have the ability to stay connected.
(587) 400-1595 View (587) 400-1595
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Annemieke Aardoom
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cochrane, AB T4C
I am a registered psychologist with over 10 years of experience. I see adults and couples. I have a holistic approach, embracing spiritual, mental, emotional and physical aspects of our being. The focus is on awareness, mindfulness, heart meditation, and mind–heart-body integration. I use various body-focused methods, archetypes, imagery and inner child healing, as well as dream analysis and more. I will fully meet you where you are and help you reconnect to yourself and embrace all of you so that you may experience harmony and peace in your life. I specialize in trauma and I am an SE (Somatic Experiencing Practitioner) in training.
I am a registered psychologist with over 10 years of experience. I see adults and couples. I have a holistic approach, embracing spiritual, mental, emotional and physical aspects of our being. The focus is on awareness, mindfulness, heart meditation, and mind–heart-body integration. I use various body-focused methods, archetypes, imagery and inner child healing, as well as dream analysis and more. I will fully meet you where you are and help you reconnect to yourself and embrace all of you so that you may experience harmony and peace in your life. I specialize in trauma and I am an SE (Somatic Experiencing Practitioner) in training.
(587) 813-5090 View (587) 813-5090
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Maria Bianco
Psychologist, BPsch, BEd, MC
Verified
Cochrane, AB T4C
Life can certainly feel uncertain at times. Are you experiencing some stress or challenges and looking for professional and confidential support? Do you, or your loved ones, struggle with depression, anxiety or relationship issues? I work with children, youth, adults, couples and families who seek improved feelings of wellbeing, conflict resolution and connectedness. Support with understanding, helpful strategies and relevant resources can make all the difference, while managing life's ups and downs.
Life can certainly feel uncertain at times. Are you experiencing some stress or challenges and looking for professional and confidential support? Do you, or your loved ones, struggle with depression, anxiety or relationship issues? I work with children, youth, adults, couples and families who seek improved feelings of wellbeing, conflict resolution and connectedness. Support with understanding, helpful strategies and relevant resources can make all the difference, while managing life's ups and downs.
(587) 801-8053 View (587) 801-8053
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Kristen Mitchell
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC , Bed, BA
Verified
Cochrane, AB T4C
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a passion for helping people find their path to healing and wellness. I aim to provide a comforting environment for individuals to share their concerns and connect more deeply with themselves and others. I value holistic interventions that attend to the mind, body, and spirit. As a holistic practitioner, I also seek to understand presenting struggles in the context of relationships and the wider world. Coming to therapy can open the journey of reflecting inwards and asking ourselves what prevents us from living our best life.
Welcome! I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a passion for helping people find their path to healing and wellness. I aim to provide a comforting environment for individuals to share their concerns and connect more deeply with themselves and others. I value holistic interventions that attend to the mind, body, and spirit. As a holistic practitioner, I also seek to understand presenting struggles in the context of relationships and the wider world. Coming to therapy can open the journey of reflecting inwards and asking ourselves what prevents us from living our best life.
(587) 315-3047 View (587) 315-3047
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Gillian Hutton
Registered Social Worker, RCSW
Verified
Cochrane, AB T4C
Gillian is committed to helping clients develop healthier relationships with themselves and others. She believes that therapy is helpful when we feel stuck in unhealthy patterns of thinking, feeling, and relating. Sometimes these patterns lead to difficulty coping with life's transitions, low mood or anxiety, unsatisfactory relationships or addictive behaviors. At times, they are the result of difficult or traumatic experience. If you are looking for someone to help you break these patterns, and develop happier more satisfying relationships, Gillian might be a fit for you
Gillian is committed to helping clients develop healthier relationships with themselves and others. She believes that therapy is helpful when we feel stuck in unhealthy patterns of thinking, feeling, and relating. Sometimes these patterns lead to difficulty coping with life's transitions, low mood or anxiety, unsatisfactory relationships or addictive behaviors. At times, they are the result of difficult or traumatic experience. If you are looking for someone to help you break these patterns, and develop happier more satisfying relationships, Gillian might be a fit for you
(587) 603-5873 View (587) 603-5873
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IMatter - Therapy for Creative & Intelligent Women
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cochrane, AB T4C  (Online Only)
You are more than the sum of your troubles. You have strengths, challenges, underdeveloped parts, overdeveloped parts, a unique story, a past, a journey you are navigating and, most importantly, a path into a future that you are shaping either consciously or unconsciously. You are not merely a list of symptoms, whatever they may be. You are complex, layered and whole. My overall approach to therapy is about creating and holding a space to explore all the parts of you and all the things you find hard to say, but yearn to express. Therapy is a space to dive deep into what moves you, what matters to you, and reconnect to authentic you.
You are more than the sum of your troubles. You have strengths, challenges, underdeveloped parts, overdeveloped parts, a unique story, a past, a journey you are navigating and, most importantly, a path into a future that you are shaping either consciously or unconsciously. You are not merely a list of symptoms, whatever they may be. You are complex, layered and whole. My overall approach to therapy is about creating and holding a space to explore all the parts of you and all the things you find hard to say, but yearn to express. Therapy is a space to dive deep into what moves you, what matters to you, and reconnect to authentic you.
(587) 418-3340 View (587) 418-3340
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Crystal Popke
Psychologist, RPsych, MACP
Verified
Cochrane, AB T4C
I am passionate about supporting and empowering children, adolescents, parents and families in overcoming obstacles and discovering their full potential. I work from a collaborative framework, and believe that counselling works best when client and therapist are working together to address concerns and reach goals. I have built my practice around strengths-based, integrative modalities including play therapy, expressive arts, sandplay, Polyvagal theory, CBT, somatic and mindfulness based practices.
I am passionate about supporting and empowering children, adolescents, parents and families in overcoming obstacles and discovering their full potential. I work from a collaborative framework, and believe that counselling works best when client and therapist are working together to address concerns and reach goals. I have built my practice around strengths-based, integrative modalities including play therapy, expressive arts, sandplay, Polyvagal theory, CBT, somatic and mindfulness based practices.
(587) 415-5022 View (587) 415-5022
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Stefani Atkinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Cochrane, AB T4C
You wake up in the middle of the night with ruminating thoughts or nightmares. When you wake, you feel anxious and your heart races. You’ve tried everything but nothing seems to work. You keep yourself busy during the day but you can’t seem to find joy in the things you once had. You find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning and you contemplate calling in sick for work. And because you often feel ‘on edge,’ you’ve noticed your personal relationships are being impacted. You’ve already taken the first step by searching
You wake up in the middle of the night with ruminating thoughts or nightmares. When you wake, you feel anxious and your heart races. You’ve tried everything but nothing seems to work. You keep yourself busy during the day but you can’t seem to find joy in the things you once had. You find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning and you contemplate calling in sick for work. And because you often feel ‘on edge,’ you’ve noticed your personal relationships are being impacted. You’ve already taken the first step by searching
(403) 801-8963 View (403) 801-8963
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Christa Todd-Savoia
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified
Cochrane, AB T4C  (Online Only)
My purpose is to assist people in restoring their wellness, in all its many forms. I work collaboratively with my clients to identify their goals for therapy and choose the most helpful, individualized interventions that will allow them rediscover their inner strength and resilience, as they work through their current difficulties. I work from a "whole person" perspective, addressing the totality of an individual's mind, body, psyche, and spirit. Over my 20+ year career, I have had the fortune of working with individuals experiencing eating disorders, depression, anxiety, workplace injuries, and trauma-related issues, such as PTSD.
My purpose is to assist people in restoring their wellness, in all its many forms. I work collaboratively with my clients to identify their goals for therapy and choose the most helpful, individualized interventions that will allow them rediscover their inner strength and resilience, as they work through their current difficulties. I work from a "whole person" perspective, addressing the totality of an individual's mind, body, psyche, and spirit. Over my 20+ year career, I have had the fortune of working with individuals experiencing eating disorders, depression, anxiety, workplace injuries, and trauma-related issues, such as PTSD.
(587) 405-3819 View (587) 405-3819
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Taylor Muller
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified
Cochrane, AB T4C
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I’m Taylor! I value honesty in my work, so let's be honest. Counselling is hard. It can be uncomfortable and uncertain. And...it can be really, really helpful. I'd like to support you through whatever you are dealing with right now, with humour, with honesty, and with empathy. I value the therapeutic relationship and will aim to create a safe space to both help validate you and to push you. Whether you are here to work on specific goals, or you are looking to work on personal growth, I would be happy to be a part of the process. Take a look around here, see if I'm a good fit for you, and when you're ready, let's get to work!
Hi, I’m Taylor! I value honesty in my work, so let's be honest. Counselling is hard. It can be uncomfortable and uncertain. And...it can be really, really helpful. I'd like to support you through whatever you are dealing with right now, with humour, with honesty, and with empathy. I value the therapeutic relationship and will aim to create a safe space to both help validate you and to push you. Whether you are here to work on specific goals, or you are looking to work on personal growth, I would be happy to be a part of the process. Take a look around here, see if I'm a good fit for you, and when you're ready, let's get to work!
(833) 517-1227 View (833) 517-1227
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Jayla Schmidt
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified
Cochrane, AB T4C
I’m Jayla, a R.Psych based in Cochrane, AB. I am passionate about mental health, well-being, and the field of psychology as a whole. I provide assessment services, such as psycho-educational and autism assessments, that can help gain key understanding of both strengths and areas of need. I also offer therapeutic counselling services to those experiencing challenging life events and for those who want to find meaning in their lives. Overall, my aim is to help you heal, honour your authentic voice, unpack and reorganize how you understand yourself, the circumstances around you, and what you need to navigate the stuck spots.
I’m Jayla, a R.Psych based in Cochrane, AB. I am passionate about mental health, well-being, and the field of psychology as a whole. I provide assessment services, such as psycho-educational and autism assessments, that can help gain key understanding of both strengths and areas of need. I also offer therapeutic counselling services to those experiencing challenging life events and for those who want to find meaning in their lives. Overall, my aim is to help you heal, honour your authentic voice, unpack and reorganize how you understand yourself, the circumstances around you, and what you need to navigate the stuck spots.
(587) 600-1115 View (587) 600-1115

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Number of Counsellors in T4C

100+

Average cost per session

$205

Counsellors in T4C who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
83% Self Esteem
81% Stress
73% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Green Shield Canada
64% Alberta Blue Cross
50% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in T4C see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in T4C?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are certified by one of the main professional associations, mainly the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and will have a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) designation with their name. Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered members of the college specific to their province. To be listed in the directory, Psychologists must be registered with the psychological college specific to their province or territory.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given the considerable variation in professional regulation and prerequisites across Canadian provinces, some providers may possess significant professional qualifications without necessarily holding professional memberships or being obliged to acquire them. As a result, they may be selectively included without the "Verified" seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Canada.

Psychologists have a master's and/or doctoral degree and have passed both written and oral exams. Psychologists are able to complete mental health assessments and provide diagnostic information to clients as well as provide counselling therapy or psychotherapy. Counsellors and psychotherapists are expected to have a master's or doctoral degree in counselling psychology, social work, or a related mental health discipline and certification by a professional association, such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Registered Social Workers possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work and where possible must be licensed or certified by the provincial government and/or regulatory college.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Canada could be between $100 and $200. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. Some types of outpatient mental health services are covered by Medicare, provided these are performed by a licensed mental health professional in the provinces or territory you reside in and who accepts the assignment.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postal code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals licensed by regulatory colleges and those certified by associations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.